Songs of Iceland [music] : volume no. 2 : with English texts / music by S.K. Hall [includes Poem by Stephan G. Stephansson]

Hall, S. K. (Steingrimur Kristjan), 1877-1969

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Mostly English text; also musical scores by S.K. Hall [includes Poem by Stephan G. Stephansson]. PUBLISHER: Toronto: J.H. Peel Music, [19--]. DESCRIPTION: 31 [1] pp.; 31 cm. Fine condition in printed paper (card) covers with map of Iceland outlined on front cover. NOTES: For solo voice with piano acc. Composer resided in Canada. Includes these songs: Song of the pioneers (transl by Rev. R. Fjelsted) -- My heart and lute (transl. by Einar P. Jonsson) -- On the desert (poem by Grimur Thompsen) -- I remember -- Farewell -- Cradle song (by Jackobina Johnson) -- Eventide -- Remorse. Includes 5 poems in last three pages, by STEPHAN G. STEPHANSSON, Einar P. Jonsson, Jakobina Johnson, and Thomas Hood. 32 pp.; 31 cm. NOTES: For solo voice with piano acc. Composer was born in Gimli, Manitoba in 1877. He was the first Icelander in North America to pursue music as a profession, according to H. Robert Rahn who wrote the booklet-biography entitled S. K. Hall. Hall was organist and choirmaster for the First Lutheran [Icelandic] Church in Winnipeg. He served for 30 years as organist and 17 years as choirmaster. He lived for a time in the U. S. and in Wynyard, Saskatchewan and died in Gimli at age 91. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 44. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 36149

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